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Why not go after bots? (was: ingress SMTP)
Charles Wyble wrote:
That seems to be the convention wisdom, but the science experiment as it were in blocking port 25 doesn't seem to be correlated (must less causated) with any drop in the spam rate. Because so far as I've heard there isn't any such drop. Spammers and the rest are pretty resourceful.
So I still haven't heard why there isn't any emphasis on going after the bots that are by far the biggest problem instead of erecting damage for them to route around. I can sort of understand why providers are leery of getting sucked into that battle, but it's got to cost them a fortune for every "My internet is slow" call they take.